In order to support the idea of innate evil we would have to accept the existence of evil babies. Now, horror movies aside, I have have yet to come across an evil baby and I don't know anyone else who has either. This being the case, evil must arise due to environmental factors. The damage occurs mainly in childhood. No sane person would hold the child responsible for this. But at some point, our tolerance for the victimized child gives way to moral condemnation, yet the line between these is never defined except in law, where it is unarguably arbitrary. Some would object that since all "evil" people are victims of other "evil" people, this cannot be used as an excuse since no one could ever be judged or punished. Of course this assumes that judging and punishing have moral legitimacy. I don't consider this a reasonable assumption. I am not saying we should do nothing about it. However, our focus should be on harm reduction, not punishment. This is where the disease model of evil becomes appropriate. Evil is an acquired dysfunction of awareness, and an acquired dysfunction is, by definition, disease. We also know that it spreads by contagion. Let's say two people are exposed to a virus and one gets sick while the other does not. We would consider it unhelpful and silly to condemn and punish the ill one, (actually, when bubonic plague was ravaging Europe, many did respond in this way and it made things much worse). We would instead treat the illness and, if necessary, impose a quarantine to prevent the spread of infection. We would study it's causes and take steps to reduce them. One of these causes is the idea that we are unworthy, that we must earn the right to exist. Our economic systems and most religions promote and rely for their existence on this poisonous fallacy. It is so pervasive that it is rarely questioned. It is the source of racism, elitism, slavery, eugenics, poverty, sexism, etc. In truth, all are infinitely worthy of existence. No person is more valuable than another. How can it be otherwise if we are ultimately One?